I like to think of myself as an evolutionist and ask myself the question, what is my goal as an evolutionist? The answer would have to be, the advancement of the understanding of evolution and to widen the catalogue of species of animals that have lived. I have no desire to disprove religion or belittle people of faith. If creationists choose to beleive that is their right, but it should be made clear that it is a BELIEF, a way of coping with a purposeless life in a random universe.
It is something to get your head around if you've been doctrinated at an early age. I grew up in a semi Christian/Atheist household and went to a Church of England primary school. We had a prayer in the morning assembly and had R.E. like any other state school. But there was no pressure to believe, we were taught evolution as well. As I got older and was educated enough to read what I liked I began to learn more and came to realise by myself that the most logical answer to where we came from was evolution. I really cannot see how the fundamentalists can be so blinkered to reams of evidence which back up the theories that have come to be known as science.
If we pride ourselves on logic and reason then God has no place in the universe. We should give ourselves credit for evolving into animals with the ability to develop morals and compassion and love.